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The Beaumont A&M Club will honor four local teachers for exceptional educational accomplishments at the 55th annual Classroom Teacher Awards on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Parish Hall of St. Jude Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys, Beaumont.Chairman of the Beaumont A&M Club’s Classroom Teacher Awards, Michael Wolf, announced the following honorees of the Club’s 2014 Outstanding Teacher Awards:

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Motorboat propellers can uproot submerged seagrass.

This month marks the one-year anniversary of a law passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature prohibiting the uprooting of seagrass with the propeller of a boat within the coastal waters of Texas.

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A statue in honor of the late Tim Cole (inset) was dedicated Sept. 17, 2014.

Twenty-eight years to the day after his wrongful conviction of rape, a statue in honor of the late Tim Cole, who was and died in prison in 1999, was dedicated Sept. 17, 2014. Cole, a former Texas Tech student and Army veteran, was granted a posthumous pardon for innocence in 2010.

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Beaumont Police responded to a reported robbery at the Family Dollar Store located at 1005 Washington Blvd. Wednesday night, Sept. 17 in Beaumont's South End.

At about 9:40 p.m., police arrived and spoke to the store's clerk, who told officers that a man entered the store, brandished a handgun, and demanded money. After receiving an undetermined amount of cash, the suspect fled the store on foot. Employees last saw the robber running westbound on Euclid Street behind the store.

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A 32-year-old Orange man has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced.  

Jason Ryan Bickham pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on Sept. 17 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn.

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